Great, we are here today to talk about how to organize and renew your work-from-home space. In a previous blog post, we already wrote about how to organize your home office to boost your productivity and get sh*t done, right? But hey, we get it—not everyone has a home office. Maybe you don’t have the space, or maybe you live in a small apartment, and your dining table doubles as your work desk.
No matter where or how you work from home, these tips will help you create a functional and inspiring space that supports your productivity and helps you feel good while you work. So without further ado, here are our top tips for organizing and renewing your work-from-home space:
Add a Pegboard to Your Workspace
One of the quickest and easiest ways to organize your work-from-home space is to add a pegboard. Pegboards are great for small spaces because they provide a place to hang and store all of your essential supplies, like pens, paper, scissors, etc. And the best part is that you can customize your pegboard to fit your specific needs. For example, if you’re a crafter, you can add baskets and jars to store all of your materials. Or if you’re a photographer, you can add pegs to hang your camera and lenses.
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Pegboards are also super affordable—you can usually find them for under $20. And they’re easy to install, so you can get started on organizing your space in no time.
Use Washi Tape to Label and Organize Cords
Washi tape is a type of Japanese paper tape that comes in all sorts of fun colors and patterns. It’s great for labeling and organizing cords because it’s removable and won’t damage your walls or furniture.
To use washi tape to organize your cords, simply wrap the tape around the cord and write the name of the device it’s for with a permanent marker. This will help you keep track of all of your cords and know which one goes to what. You can also use washi tape to label power strips and extension cords.
Get a Desktop Organizer
If you have a lot of small items that you need to keep organized, like paper clips, push pins, and rubber bands, then a desktop organizer is a must-have. Desktop organizers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so you can find one that fits your specific needs, and they’re relatively inexpensive, so you can get a few to help you organize all of your supplies.
IKEA has its own line of desktop organizers called “Byholma,” which are made from natural materials and come in a variety of colors and shapes. If you’re looking for something a little more colorful, you can find desktop organizers made from acrylic. Acrylic is a great material for organizing supplies because it’s durable and you can see through it, so you can easily see what’s inside.
Digitalize Your Workspace
If you’re looking for a way to declutter your work-from-home space, then digitalizing your workspace is a great option. There are a lot of ways you can do this, but one of the easiest is to scan all of your documents and save them electronically. This way, you can get rid of any physical paperwork that you don’t need and free up some space on your desk.
You can also digitalize your workspace by creating an electronic filing system. This can be as simple as creating folders on your computer for all of your documents, or you can use a cloud-based storage system, like Google Drive or Dropbox. Creating an electronic filing system will help you keep track of all of your documents and make it easy to find what you need when you need it.
Use Vertical Space to Store Supplies
If you’re short on space, one of the best ways to make the most of what you have is to use vertical space to store supplies. This can be done by adding shelves to your walls or using a hanging file organizer.
Hanging file organizers are great for small spaces because they take up very little floor space and they provide a place to store all of your essential supplies. And the best part is that you can easily see what’s inside, so you can find what you need quickly and easily.
If you have a lot of books, magazines, or other materials that you need to store, then adding shelves to your walls is a great way to do it. Wall-mounted shelves are perfect for small spaces because they don’t take up any floor space and they provide a place to store all of your things. And if you want, you can even add baskets or bins to your shelves to help you organize your space.
Invest in a Good Desk Chair
If you’re going to be spending a lot of time at your desk, then it’s important to invest in a good desk chair. A comfortable chair will help you stay focused and productive, and it can also help reduce the risk of back pain or other injuries.
When you’re shopping for a desk chair, look for one that has adjustable height and armrests, so you can customize it to fit your body. And make sure to choose a chair that’s comfortable and supportive, so you can sit in it for long periods of time without getting sore.
If you want to go the extra mile, you can also invest in a standing desk. Standing desks are great for people who want to be able to move around while they work. Especially if you have a lot of back pain, standing desks can actually help reduce the amount of pressure on your spine.
Add Some Personal Touches
I mean, it’s your space, right? So why not add some personal touches that make you happy? One way to do this is to add some plants to your space. Plants not only look great, but they can also help purify the air and boost your mood. If you don’t have a green thumb (neither do I, sorry), then succulents are a great option because they’re easy to care for.
You can also add some personal touches by hanging up some art or photos that you love. Or, if you’re a crafter, you can display some of your handmade items. Adding some personal touches to your space will help make it feel like home and give you a little boost of happiness every time you see them.
I personally opt for scented candles because not only do they make my space smell great, but they also help me relax. H&M Home has some great candles that are affordable and come in a variety of scents. Actually, I’m sitting on my desk typing this blog post while burning their “Eucalyptus & Verbena” candle and I can vouch for how great it smells!
Anyway, those are just a few ideas to help you organize and renew your work-from-home space. If you have any other tips, I’d love to hear them! I’m always looking for new ways to make my space more functional and stylish. 🙂